This modern and newly furnished villa is set on the side of a hill with views across a small valley towards the mountains. It has two double and one twin bedrooms, with new, comfortable beds. The fully equipped kitchen includes a pizza oven, dishwasher, and there is a utility room with a fridge and washing machine.
The top terrace includes a new patio area, and a terrace below has a private sun deck, heated swimming pool, and outside kitchen with gas BBQ, fridge and hob. This is ideal for self-catering summer holidays. There is parking for 2-3 cars to the front, with large locking gates for security.
The property is securely fenced, making it safe for young children. The house is in a No Through Road, with little traffic. It is a very quiet location and yet the centre of Montauroux is only a short (7 minute) walk away, where there are bakers, a butcher, a bank, a pharmacy, boutique, post office, newsagent, grocery store, bar and restaurants.
The villa is not easy for those who struggle with stairs.
Village location: The villa is situated a short walk ( just over 5 minutes) from the centre of the village of Montauroux. This has restaurants and a range of shops, with stunning views over the Esterel hills from the central square. There is no real need to drive anywhere once you have arrived!
During the summer Montauroux is famous for its music festivals to suit most tastes, often in the central square.
The butcher speaks some English, and will make burgers from fresh beef in front of you. He has excellent sausages, and other meat, for the BBQ.
There is a market in the village every Tuesday selling fresh fish, cheese, meat, fruit, vegetables and clothing.
Several days a week locals play Boules in the square. They attract quite a crowd!
Wandering down to the village in the morning for a croissant and a coffee in the sun really can't be beaten!
For those people who like to keep in touch with home, English and other daily newspapers are printed in France and sold in the newsagent on the current day.
There are two boutiques in the village selling up to the minute French fashion!
The Area: There are a number of old, walled villages from Grasse along the Fayence valley. Fayence is the biggest, with a large selection of restaurants to suit all budgets. Seillan is small, but absolutely charming.
There are a selection of supermarkets and regular shops, with a mixture of opening hours. Leclerc is a short drive from the villa, and has a wide selection of produce, in particular a stunning fish counter.
The Terre Blanche golf and spa centre is also a short drive away. The spa facilities are breathtaking, and the two golf courses are of championship standard. The pricing reflects this! Less expensive golf can be found at St Endreol, or several other courses towards Grasse and Cannes.
Lac St Cassien - a 10 minute drive - is said to be the biggest lake in France, and provides all kinds or water based activities. Many visitors prefer it to the beach! Parking can be a problem in peak season.
Beaches are a half hour's drive away.
Fayence is a major gliding centre for enthusiasts
Children are very welcome. There is a safety gate at the top of the steps leading down to the pool. There are two tiny outdoor chairs for our young visitors. Very small children may find the steps to the pool area difficult.
The elderly may also find the stairs and steps steep.
The toilets are upstairs and in the summer kitchen area.
There is plenty of welcome shade outside, some provided by the many olive trees and some by umbrellas.
We are a retired couple who have come to love this area, and decided to buy a villa here.
We are Londoners, but are now living near Oxford in a 17th century cottage.
We spent a year looking around, but finally decided on this property because of its location close to the centre of Montauroux, an easy short walk away.
The other factors were the quiet and private location, the view, the garden, the ease of cleaning, the summer (outside) kitchen, and a selection of sun bathing areas.
There are endless attractions to suit all tastes. Lac St Cassian, a huge freshwater lake is very close by, with water sports,hiking trails and many restaurants with stunning views across the water.
Driving to the north is the massive Gorge du Verdun, with water sports, hiking etc. It's a bit of a hairy drive but worth it when you get there.
For those with a historical bent, Montauroux is one of several fortified villages that are set in the hills, well away from the coast (and pirates in years gone by). These villages have a large range of cultural activities, particularly in the season, and offer an eclectic selection of restaurants, from family pizza parlours to two star Michelin cuisine.
A half hour drive will take you within reach of many beaches and the Riviera with all that it has to offer. Take your credit card!
Italy is only an hour away. Great for a day out. Go for lunch overlooking the sea!
Other Activities: Fun activities on St Cassien lake. Montauroux music festival in the summer.
Golf: Terre Blanche, St Endreol, Grasse and Cannes provide good tests of golf.
Terre Blanche, on the luxury hotel complex some 15 minutes away is the nearest and most stunning, with friendly and experienced staff and practice facilities and a course to die for.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£300|
|We require a £500 deposit at the time of booking, which is only refundable if we can get another booking to replace the one being cancelled.
The balance owed is payable 8 weeks prior to departure, together with a £300 returnable deposit to cover any damage.
|Notes||Balance of rental payable 8 weeks prior to departure
Saturday to Saturday only, unless by special arrangement.
Pool heating, if required, is £50 per week.
No smoking allowed in the villa please.
Arrival not before 16.00 hours to allow time for cleaning
Please check our calendar as we like to book 14 day periods back to back, i.e. with no single weeks in between.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.